Foster Homes

Rakuten Dream Project

Music has the power to touch the heart and to connect the world beyond the barrier of language.
We want to expand the potential of children living in foster homes by giving them the chance to explore the wonderful world of music.
With that in mind, the “Rakuten Dream Project” was launched in collaboration with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra.



Music to expand children's potential

Rakuten has been the official sponsor of the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra since 2011, and has conducted music-related CSR activities, such as the "Soma Children Orchestra" in collaboration with the El Sistema Japan, to give students of Fukushima Prefecture the opportunity to experience music and play at the "Rakuten Children Music Festival".

First-class music for children

The “Rakuten Dream Project” was launched with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra to provide children in foster homes the opportunity to enjoy music in a different way, to develop and sharpen their taste for music, which may eventually inspire to have new dreams for themselves.

Dream seats at the Subscription Concert

Since Sept 25th 2016, “Rakuten Dream Project”regularly offers special seats at the Subscription Concert, reserved for the children to enjoy high-class music performances from the best seats.

Special time with musicians

They also get the opportunity to go behind the scenes at the Bunkamura Orchard Hall (Shibuya, Tokyo) to know more about such exceptional concerts and discuss with the musicians.


Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra

The Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra is an orchestra with proud history and tradition established in 1911, making it the oldest in Japan. With approximately 130 members, it is able to serve both as a symphony orchestra and a dramatic orchestra. Musicians are conducting first class performances and various educational activities for music fans nationwide, such as the Subscription Concert be held in Bunkamura Orchard Hall, and various volunteer performances to promote classical music: the “Children On Gaku Kan” during which they interact with approximately 20,000 children every year, the Opera Ballet performance in the New National Theatre, the “New Year Opera Concert” or the “Classic Album” for NHK.

List of Conductors and Soloists

Myung-Whun Chung
(Honorary Music Director)

Andrea Battistoni
(Principal Guest Conductor)

Yutaka Sado

Mikhail Pletnev
(Special Guest Conductor)

Amarilli Nizza

Francesco Anile

Matsuda Kanon

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